As always a number of prestigious awards were announced at the Awards Dinner, Saturday, October 10th.
Converter of the Year
Randy & Geri Wise, Hyde Park Label
Supplier of the Year
Daryl Hanzal, Ritrama, Inc.
Environmental Leadership Award
ELA Achievement Certificates
The Dow Chemical Company
The winners of the 38th Annual Label Awards Competition were also announced. Twenty three different entrants won 1st place awards for printing excellence in various categories. The Best of Class awards were presented as follows:
|Best of Class Winners|
Tres Manos, Añejo Tequila
|Offset – Wine & Spirits||Collotype Labels North American Wine and Spirits
Hidden Crush, 2014 Pinot Noir
|Flexography & Letterpress||McDowell Label & Screen Printing
|Multi-Process||WS Packaging Group
Meguiar’s Paint Protect
|Flexography – Wine & Spirits||ASL Print FX
Night Glider, 2013 Pelee Island Winery
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
WS Packaging won the coveted Best of Show award for their Mequiar’s Paint Protect label.
Changes to the TLMI Board of Directors
Presiding over the 2015 Business Meeting meeting Chairman Dan Muenzer (Constantia Flexibles), had the honor of welcoming the four new members to the Board of Directors: Converters Brian Gale (ID Images), Tim McDonough (Flexo Graphics) and William Muir (Grand Rapids Label), and Supplier Rob Hutchison (Hutchison Miller Sales).
He also recognized and thanked outgoing board members: Daryl Hanzal (Ritrama, Inc.), Christopher Che (Hooven-Dayton Corp.), and Art Yerecic (Yerecic Label), who was serving out the remainder of a vacated term. Gary Cooper (Dot-It Labels) was not present at the meeting but has also completed his term.
The following were elected officers of the association: Chairman Dan Muenzer (Constantia Flexibles), Chairman Elect Craig Moreland (Coast Label Company), and Vice Chairman Michael Ritter (Superior Business Associates, Inc.). Kathy Alaimo (Syracuse Label & Surround Printing) was selected to complete the remainder of Mr. Ritter’s term as director.
A Tribute to Frank Sablone
The 2015 Awards Dinner will long be remembered for the touching and heartfelt tribute to TLMI President Frank A. Sablone who will retire from the association at the end of 2016 after more than eighteen years of service. Frank, and his wife Julie, also a significant part of the TLMI family, were lauded by past presidents, sister organization FINAT, event partner Tarsus/Labelexpo, and by representatives of the membership who have worked closely with the Sablones for years.
- To Meeting Chair Tom Embley (Precision AirConvey) for all his work on developing an outstanding educational program, “Empowerment – Employees and Leadership”
- To the 53 Supplier Members who were Sponsors of the event. Their support of the event is a compliment to the association that we greatly appreciate.
- All the tabletop exhibitors who made the Thursday night reception lively and rewarding.
- And to all who participated in the great event.
Look for more details to be posted in the related sections of www.tlmi.com in the coming days.